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The Gaithersburg, Md.-based biotech that came up with a faster and innovative way to produce vaccines has announced positive data from a Phase 2 trial focused on developing an Influenza vaccine.

Bethesda, Maryland-based Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) and the NBA have agreed to a deal that will ultimately entertain basketball fans around the world. It marks the first time that a Company and the NBA will hold special events globally, across five different continents.

Bethesda-based Lockheed Martin and Montgomery College are teaming up create healthcare technologies covering wide range of health related areas from national-scale genomics to big data.

The launch of the Healthcare Technology Alliance could help grow the Health Information Technology sector in Montgomery County as well as form synergies between established industries like biotechnology and promising ones like cyber security.

In addition to Lockheed Martin and Montgomery College, the founding members of the alliance include Cisco, Cloudera, Illumina, Intel.

Well... yes and no, according to Forbes 17th annual ranking of the Best Places for Business and Careers. Silver Spring ranked highest amongst Maryland jurisdictions surpassing Baltimore and Salisbury. The higher ranking for Silver Spring was elevated by its score in the education category where it placed third overall out of 200 places in the United States.

Metro Business Media was first to report that Not Your Average Joe's – the Massachusetts-based restaurant known for Chef-driven American and international blend dishes – narrowed down a new location in Silver Spring at Ellsworth Place.

Treatment for chronic hepatitis B (CHB) has improved significantly in the last 10 years but despite those improvements  360 million people or 5 percent of the world’s population remain chronically infected by the Hepatitis B virus (HBV). That's according to Gaithersburg, Md-based Vaxin Inc, the company recently announced that it has initiated Phase 1 clinical stage trial to test a vaccine treatment for HepTcell, its' immunotherapeutic compound to treat people who are chronically infected with HBV.

The topic of concussions in sports has taken on a lot of awareness of the last few years especially in football. That’s one of the reasons why National Harbor, Md.-based XLNTbrain Sport was selected by the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) to further educate and check student athletes over the course of the 2015-2016 school year.

Rockville, Md-based MacroGenics, Inc. (Nasdaq:MGNX) announced that it has advanced in the development of its’ monoclonal antibody-based therapeutics drug to treat various types of leukemia. MGD011 (also known as JNJ-64052781) dosing has commenced in a Phase 1 trial in partnership with Janssen Biotech, Inc.

Silver Spring, Md-based United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ: UTHR) remained profitable and increased revenues in the second quarter of 2015 but despite the growth, the company fell short of exceeding key analyst estimates .